Future Of Work

KPMG boss: Younger workers need more time in the office than older staff

Younger staff have missed out on mentoring, networking and collaborating opportunities over pandemic, says Seamus Hand, managing partner, KPMG

Seamus Hand, managing partner of KPMG Ireland: ‘Our graduates join from university and it’s often their first job, so to come in with about 500 peers who are similarly finding their way in their first job, it’s a great experience.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Younger workers will be expected to be in the office more often than more experienced staff under KPMG’s hybrid working model, Seamus Hand, managing partner of the professional services firm’s Irish division, has said.

Hand said that while there was no “one-size-fits-all” model of hybrid working, new recruits have missed out on learning from senior colleagues during the pandemic.

“It’s something we've been quite worried about,” he said.

“I think our trainees, our associates, as ...